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John B. Moisant (1868-1910) had been a farmer, sugar planter, banker and revolutionary before entering the aviation field in 1909. Moisant trained at the Bleriot School in France and in August of 1909 began his fifth flight which was also the first successful cross-country passenger-carrying flight from Paris to London. That fall he competed in the Belmont Park International Aviation Meet, where he won the Statue of Liberty Race and took second place in the Gordon Bennett Cup. In December 1910 Moisant was killed in New Orleans, Louisiana, while competing for the Michelin Cup prize -- a prize awarded to the pilot who could stay in the air longest.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0536

Creator

Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964

Date

1910

Provenance

John Weyl, Loaned and microfilmed, 1978, XXXX-0536, unknown

Extent

0.01 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Scrapbooks

Clippings

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the twelve microfiche sheets which were shot from nine scrapbooks loaned to NASM by the donor. The scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings from American, English and French newspapers relating to Moisant and his aviation activities.

Genre/Form

Scrapbooks

Clippings

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Belmont Park International Aviation Meet

Bleriot School

Gordon-Bennett Trophy Race

Statue of Liberty Race

Moisant, John, 1868-1910

Topics Michelin Cup
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics -- Records
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions
Aeronautics -- Competitions
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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